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The Moon Unit for Special Education

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The Moon unit contains over 100 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in elementary, middle or high school. This unit on the moon addresses the characteristics of the moon in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the moon. This repetition encourages true understanding of characteristics of the moon and its phases. In addition, many of the moon activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation. Finally, there is a story on astronauts and a writing prompt for students to make their own personal connections.

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The Moon Unit Includes:

• 22 page book on the moon
• 14 page book on the phases of the moon
• Vocabulary board
• Circle map on the moon
• Sorting characteristics of the earth and the moon (differentiated)
• Worksheets to practice spelling moon (perfect for lower level learners)
• Labeling phases of the moon (cut and paste)
• Sequencing phases of the moon (cut and paste)
• Large phases of the moon cards to use in small groups
• Why is there no life on the moon worksheet (cut and paste)
• Assessments (3 versions)
• 22 page book on astronauts
• Writing prompt of being an astronaut (cut and paste)

Most activities (not books) are in color and BW.
Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.
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